Reece Group visit reward for young engineersLaidlaw Schools Trust young engineers at Reece Group

Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Budding engineers from Laidlaw Schools Trust academies toured a top engineering plant as the culmination of an exciting STEM Challenge. The youngsters from Westgate Hill, Atkinson Road and Rainbird Primary Academies were guided around Reece Group’s factory on Scotswood Road, Newcastle. The engineering giant has worked closely with the schools and the Success4All charity on... Read more »

Anne Frank Trust filming project tackles prejudiceAnne Frank Trust UK filming at Excelsior Academy

Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy filmmakers have joined with the Anne Frank Trust UK to make their own documentary aimed at empowering young people to challenge prejudice and hate. Enthusiastic pupils selected from Year 8 and 9 in Collingwood School are working closely with experts from the trust’s schools team to film their own documentary. Its powerful messages... Read more »

Christmas cheer from Excelsior for the homelessExcelsior Academy pupils collecting supplies for The People's Kitchen

Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

Kind-hearted pupils and the local community collected a bumper pile of food, toiletries and bedding to help those facing Christmas without a roof over their heads. The pupils from Hadrian School responded to teacher Anne Henderson’s appeal for support to help The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle at its busiest time of the year. The charity... Read more »

Enterprising opportunities with Virgin Trains and BITCExcelsior Academy with Virgin Trains and BITC - part of its enterprise advisors network

Thursday, December 7th, 2017.

Excelsior students are learning about the world of work from one of the biggest names in UK business and a business network backed by the Prince of Wales. Virgin Trains and Business in the Community (BITC) are business enterprise advisors to Excelsior Academy, helping develop career opportunities for students. Virgin Trains staff will run information... Read more »

National success for Excelsior-backed careers pilotExcelsior Academy and the Gatsby Benchmarks Programme

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017.

Excelsior Academy and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) welcomed news that the Government’s new Careers Strategy will centre around the eight Gatsby Good Career Guidance Benchmarks piloted in the North East. In September 2015, Excelsior was one of 16 schools and colleges within the North East LEP area to become the first in... Read more »

Excelsior’s excellence in national spotlight againExcelsior's Saarah Nijaila and Tracey Kelly headlining #SSATNC17

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017.

Assistant Principals Saarah Nijaila and Tracey Kelly headlining #SSATNC17 The success of Excelsior Academy in making a difference to students’ learning through new projects will be in the spotlight at a top national education conference tomorrow. Excelsior will lead a workshop for teachers from across the UK at the SSAT National Conference 2017 in Manchester,... Read more »



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